All change is local. Earlier this week, the City Council of Los Angeles voted to transform the waste hauling system for apartment and commercial buildings and set the second largest city in the nation on a path towards achieving sustainability...continued→
Linda Escalante, Policy Advocate, California and Latino Advocacy programs, Santa Monica
Linda Escalante joined the Natural Resources Defense Council in 2005. She is Policy Advocate for NRDC’s California and Latino Advocacy programs. She works with NRDC’s legal and policy experts to support campaigns that protect and promote the welfare of communities of color and the environment they depend on. She works with state leaders, local elected officials, coalition partners, and grassroots groups to promote sustainable solutions in water resources management, air and global warming pollution, urban development, and clean energy. She represents NRDC among Latino leaders at a local, state, and national level. She is also a well-regarded environmental expert in the Spanish language media.
Linda pursued a bachelor’s of science degree in Biology and minor in Spanish Language from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Prior to joining NRDC, Linda worked on Latino child health issues at RAND Health & UCLA Department of Pediatrics.
Los Ángeles libre de carbón en 2025: impresionante liderazgo ambiental del Alcalde Antonio Villaraigosa
Posted April 17, 2013 by Linda Escalante
El alcalde de Los Ángeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, anunció esta semana un plan histórico por el Departamento de Agua y Energía de Los Ángeles (LADWP por sus siglas en inglés) para dejar de consumir energía procedente de carbón para el 2025...continued→
The William C. Velazquez Institute, and its coalition of conservation and environmental partners, which include REI and La Onda Verde de NRDC, continue the annual tradition of Earth Day Latino at the Los Angeles Historic State Park (formerly known as Not a Cornfield), just...continued→
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles announced this week an historic plan by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to stop using coal fired power by 2025 and replace it with cleaner energy sources. Once in place, Los...continued→
Posted October 18, 2012 by Linda Escalante in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and WIld Places, Solving Global Warming
This year was the year of Cesar Chavez. Decades ago Senator Robert F. Kennedy called him "one of the heroic figures of our time." In 2012, the Obama Administration honored his memory and legacy with a day of national observance to be...continued→
Latinos know how to party on Earth Day. This year, the William C. Velazquez Institute and its coalition of conservation and environmental partners, which include La Onda Verde de NRDC, will continue the annual tradition of EARTH DAY LATINO at...continued→
This job can be hard on the soul sometimes. The news and environmental diagnoses are often so dire that being hopeful can be a struggle. But life always shows its beauty and reasons for hope. This 4th of July weekend I went...continued→
Posted June 7, 2010 by Linda Escalante
Macondo is no longer just the name of a fantastical world depicted by Gabriel García Márquez in his tale of magical realism, One Hundred Years of Solitude. Astonishingly, it’s also the name of the oil field beneath what was once...continued→
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